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What is W.I.C.?



What is WIC Nutrition Program?

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing:

  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Referrals for Health Care
  • Free Language Assistance

Did you know if you qualify for Medicaid or Food Assistance you will automatically qualify for WIC? You can apply for Medicaid and food assistance online at or come into our office at 7 Yorkshire Street, Asheville NC.

For more information, including benefit guidelines, visit